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27 January 2004 LISA optics model: computational steps
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The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) optics model is used to simulate the propagation of a laser beam inside and between widely, five million kilometers, separated spacecraft moving in orbits about the sun. Numerical beam propagation models have been around for a long time. However, because of the somewhat extreme requirements on the model, namely very large distances while still requiring sub-picometer accuracies, a detailed exposition of the computational steps is necessary to ensure that the results are understood.
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Eugene Waluschka and Lawrence M. Scherr "LISA optics model: computational steps", Proc. SPIE 5160, Free-Space Laser Communication and Active Laser Illumination III, (27 January 2004);


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